Lakro Yo-Yo Pendant Lamp
Materials: 2 anodised conical aluminium discs, pressed in the Yo-Yo style. Purple and white on the inside. Copper coloured ring in the middle. Some metal and plastic parts. Bakelite socket.
Cord Length: 60 cm / 23.62’’
Height: 30 cm / 11.81”
Width: ∅ 38 cm / 14.96”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Lakro B.V., Amstelveen, The Netherlands.
Other versions: Lakro sold many lamps like this Lakro Yo-Yo pendant lamp in the Carl Thore style.
Carl Thore, (pseudonym for Sigurd Lindkvist) designed many Yo-Yo or diabolo style lamps for Granhaga Metallindustri in Sweden. Several companies copied his designs or were at least “inspired”.
Lakro is a family business founded in 1964 by mister Libert. The name Lakro is derived from LAmpen en KROnen: lamps and crowns. Kronen is a Dutch word for flush mounts and ceiling lights.
In the 1990s his daughter opened a second business in Putten, also in The Netherlands.
Lakro was a wholesaler of lighting until 2002. His daughter and son-in-law transformed the company into a car styling and car audio business that same year.
(B.V.: Besloten Venootschap – the Dutch version of a private limited liability company)
Many thanks to Marjan from Vintage Drachten for the beautiful pictures and the enthusiasm.